'My life's biggest mistake' - Swedish minister resigns after being caught drink-driving
Published 13/08/2016 | 11:31
Sweden's minister for higher education has resigned after being caught drink-driving.
Aida Hadzialic told a news conference on Saturday that she was stopped on Thursday evening by police in the southern Swedish city of Malmo with a blood-alcohol level of .02 after having two glasses of wine.
She faces a sentence of up to six months in prison.
The 29-year-old told Prime Minister Stefan Lofven about "my life's biggest mistake" and decided to step down.
Born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ms Hadzialic became Sweden's first Muslim minister when she joined Lofven's government in 2014. She came to Sweden at the age of five.